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Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. Quoting Mark Twain By Cindy Lovell Mark Twain remains the most frequently quoted American author, which means he is also the most frequently misquoted author.
We see these misattributed quotes on Facebook, in blogs and tweets, and even in print. Dozens of quote sites on the Internet continue to post them despite noble attempts to set the record straight. But, there is hope.
And Twain scholar R. When a good Mark Twain quote is needed to punch up a paper or spice up a speech, it is possible to verify it with a credible source. Following are 20 quotes frequently misattributed to Twain. No one can prove he ever spoke them, nor is there any evidence he wrote them. Fact-checking has never been easier, so why not verify before repeating?
He originally credited Disraeli with this quote, but it appears to have been said by Leonard H. I am the American. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. But when I got to 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. The quote belongs to H.
Sadly, Google search results for "Mark Twain quotes" list popular sites that misattribute hundreds of quotes -- no sources provided. In all matters, my dad used to say, "You have to consider the source. As Mark Twain did say in Following the Equator"It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation, played with confidence, stands a good chance to deceive.The words appeared in a letter [JRMT] June 15, Letter from Mark Twain to James Redpath, Elmira, New York, kaja-net.com however Blaise Pascal posted this I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.
Mark Twain, Influential Newspaper Reporter. After the first territorial legislative session ended in late Sam, who had received a few month's salary for serving as a legislative clerk, drifted into silver mining in the nearby regions. Mark Twain I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.
Mark Twain — ‘I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.’ I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.
Home. In Henry David Thoreau wrote a letter to a friend that offered commentary about story length: Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short. In Mark Twain wrote a letter to a friend that included a remark about the length of his note. Referring to Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, H.
L. Mencken noted that his discovery of this classic American novel was "the most stupendous event of my whole life"; Ernest Hemingway declared that "all modern American literature stems from this one book," while T. S. Eliot called Huck "one of the permanent symbolic figures of fiction, not unworthy to take a place with Ulysses, Faust, Don.